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Royals 6, Blue Jays 5

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ted Lilly pitched through the pain in his shoulder to retire the first 11 Kansas City batters.

Then with two outs in the fourth, Emil Brown doubled off the Toronto left-hander. By the time Lilly finally recorded the third out, four straight batters had combined to hit for the cycle and the game was tied at 4, getting the Royals on their way to a 6-5 victory Sunday over the Blue Jays in sweltering 96-degree heat.

"It got to the point where I wasn't able to let my fastball go without any discomfort," said Lilly, who had gone 3-1 with a 2.85 ERA in his previous four starts. "I just wasn't able to let the ball go freely without any pain."

Lilly noticed the pain while warming up in the bullpen but told no one. Chad Gaudin (1-3) pitched the fifth and gave up two more runs.

"I guess I just didn't want to kind of make the problem sound worse than it was," said Lilly, who will be examined by doctors in Toronto. "I wasn't really sure, to be honest, how bad it was. I was kind of hoping it would get better."

After Brown doubled, Matt Stairs singled him home and Angel Berroa hit a two-run homer. Mark Teahen tripled and scored to make it 4-all when rookie Chip Ambres singled for his first major-league RBI.

"As a matter of fact, when I was watching him when we were putting the rally together, it looked like some of his pitches were getting babied up there a little bit," Brown said.

"It looked like maybe he was trying to protect his shoulder, I guess. I saw a couple of pitches, a curveball and a changeup and I thought, 'Man, that looks really slow, unless he's really trying to trick us now.'"

D.J. Carrasco (5-4) recovered from a shaky start to get the win, going six innings in the stifling heat and giving up four runs and six hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.

Mike MacDougal allowed Shea Hillenbrand's RBI single in the ninth, but got Aaron Hill to ground into a double play to finish his 15th save in 17 chances, including his 14th straight.

"It was pretty hot out there," Carrasco said. "Not only was it hot, it was also pretty thick. Just one inning, there was a little slight breeze. I was perspiring a lot, so I had a sticky ball and I didn't want that. I like my ball nice and dry."

Eric Hinske's three-run homer in the fourth had given the Blue Jays a 4-0 lead.

"I had just given up a three-run home run to go down 4-0 and those guys came back and scored four runs. That's awesome," Carrasco said. "We had a great team victory today."

Gaudin went 1 2/3 innings, giving up two runs and four hits. Joe McEwing's RBI double in the fifth made it 5-4, then Brown's RBI single gave the Royals a 6-4 lead.

Toronto center fielder Vernon Wells was removed and taken for precautionary X-rays after he fouled a ball off his left shin in the fifth inning. He went into the game leading the AL with 22 RBI in July.

Lilly was charged with four runs and five hits. He struck out three.

Russ Adams tripled leading off the game and scored on Frank Catalanotto's single. Gregg Zaun walked and Reed Johnson singled with one out in the fourth ahead of Hinske's three-run homer, a 390-foot shot on a 1-1 pitch from Carrasco.

A quick look by Kansas City's team doctor indicated that Lilly might have biceps tendinitis, Lilly said.

"I was locating the ball. I wasn't throwing very hard but I was locating the ball," he said. "And sometimes hitters get themselves out, too."

Notes

DH/1B Mike Sweeney, who was hit by a pitch on the hand Friday on his 32nd birthday, missed a second straight game. He was expected to play on Monday. ... After getting his first major-league RBI, Ambres stole his first base. ... Gaudin picked Brown off first a moment after his RBI single put the Royals on top 6-4. ... Hinske's double in the second inning gave the Blue Jays at least one two-base hit in 22 straight games. ... The Royals hold the slimmest of leads in the overall series, winning 154 and losing 153.
 
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Players of the Game
Kansas City

A. Berroa
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Toronto

E. Hinske
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Toronto Blue Jays
Russ Adams, SS5110014 .261
Frank Catalanotto, LF4121100 .315
Vernon Wells, CF3000011 .277
    Alex Rios, RF2010011 .283
Shea Hillenbrand, DH4011112 .297
Aaron Hill, 3B5000014 .306
Gregg Zaun, C3100110 .280
Reed Johnson, RF-CF3120010 .279
Eric Hinske, 1B2123200 .246
Frank Menechino, 2B3000014 .230
   a- Orlando Hudson, PH-2B1010000 .266
Totals3551055816 
a-singled for Menechino in the 8th
Batting
2B - Frank Catalanotto (16, MacDougal), Eric Hinske (23, Carrasco)
3B - Russ Adams (4, Carrasco)
HR - Eric Hinske (10, Carrasco)
RBI - Frank Catalanotto (33), Shea Hillenbrand (54), Eric Hinske 3 (48)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - R. Adams-Hinske
Toronto Blue Jays
Ted Lilly 4544031 5.52
Chad Gaudin (L,1-3) 1.2422200 13.15
Jason Frasor 1.1000110 4.30
Scott Schoeneweis 1000010 4.54
Pitches-Strikes - Ted Lilly 74-51, Chad Gaudin 38-19, Jason Frasor 21-13, Scott Schoeneweis 10-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ted Lilly 3-6, Chad Gaudin 2-1, Jason Frasor 2-1, Scott Schoeneweis 1-1
Batters Faced - Ted Lilly 17, Chad Gaudin 9, Jason Frasor 5, Scott Schoeneweis 3
Kansas City Royals
David DeJesus, CF4000013 .291
Joe McEwing, 1B4111010 .263
Emil Brown, RF4121010 .288
Matt Stairs, DH4111000 .258
Angel Berroa, SS4122000 .262
Mark Teahen, 3B4110001 .256
Chip Ambres, LF4021010 .444
Donnie Murphy, 2B2000111 .250
Alberto Castillo, C1100200 .211
Totals31696355 
Batting
2B - Joe McEwing (3, Gaudin), Emil Brown (18, Lilly)
3B - Mark Teahen (3, Lilly)
HR - Angel Berroa (7, Lilly)
RBI - Joe McEwing (4), Emil Brown (45), Matt Stairs (36), Angel Berroa 2 (27), Chip Ambres (1)
2-OUT RBI - Matt Stairs (16), Angel Berroa 2 (16), Chip Ambres (1)
SB - Chip Ambres (1, 2nd base off Lilly/Zaun)
PK - Emil Brown (2, Gaudin)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Berroa-Murphy-McEwing, Berroa-McEwing
Kansas City Royals
D.J. Carrasco (W,5-4) 6644331 4.24
Jeremy Affeldt (H,6) 1100110 2.41
Ambiorix Burgos (H,6) 1100130 4.55
Mike MacDougal (S,15) 1211010 3.47
HBP - Johnson (by D.J. Carrasco)
Pitches-Strikes - D.J. Carrasco 95-55, Jeremy Affeldt 19-10, Ambiorix Burgos 22-12, Mike MacDougal 16-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D.J. Carrasco 10-4, Jeremy Affeldt 1-1, Mike MacDougal 1-0
Batters Faced - D.J. Carrasco 27, Jeremy Affeldt 5, Ambiorix Burgos 5, Mike MacDougal 4
Game Information
Attendance - 10994
Game Time - 2:41
Temperature - 94
Umpires - Home - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Ed Montague, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Paul Emmel